From ancient thatched roofed wooden houses to the modern swift bullet train, Japan is the place to learn modern and traditional conglomeration. The country, from the time of Samurais to modern armies, has been one of the impactful world leading economies. The scientific and technological development in the country has enabled Japanese firms such as Nissan, Toyota, Panasonic, Canon and Sony to be world renowned brands.
Along with the modern infrastructural development, Japan also has a well framed and reputable education. The government of Japan is keen to attract more international students and has framed its policies for international students accordingly. As a result, universities are doing all they can to make life easier for foreign students, from the application process to finding a job after graduation.
The majority of courses in Japan taught in Japanese language so one would be in better state if one can communicate in Japanese. However, to make life easier for many international students, the universities have introduced more courses taught partly or entirely in English. Other schemes to attract more overseas students include:
Special staff to support international students
Two admission semester for international (April and September)
Teaching staff from outside Japan
Increasing exchange programs with universities in other countries.
Keeping in mind the high cost of living and studying expensive compared to many countries, the government has also introduced additional financial support for foreign students. Various university scholarships and grants are available through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).